Ex-boyfriend charged in woman's stabbing death

Monday, April 9, 2012 at 1:37pm
Staff Reports
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Daryle Thomas

Metro police arrested Daryle Leavelle Thomas, 38, Sunday night in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend 32-year-old Dematrice Lee.

Thomas is charged with criminal homicide and is in jail in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

The stabbing occurred Sunday night at Lee’s home on Rainwood Drive. Police believe took a knife to Lee’s home, waited for home to come home, confronted her and stabbed her several times.

Lee was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.  Thomas surrendered himself to responding Madison Precinct officers.

According to Metro police, Thomas admitted to the murder during an interview and was angry over the couple’s break up a few weeks ago.

4 Comments on this post:

By: parnell3rd on 4/9/12 at 12:39

If President Obama had a son, would he look like Daryle Thomas? Such a tragedy! Where is the outrage? Will Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton be here in Nashville to rally against this crime?

By: Black Beauty on 4/9/12 at 2:18

It is sad that you do not have the respect for our President, but you should have respect for him. I am an african amercan black women who has lived in the south all her life and I have always had respect for all the Presidents. It is ridiculous as to how racism has come to the forfront so strong in 2012. We are all God's children read your bible. His hair was like sheeps wool, not straight like White or European decendents, his skin was bronze, not pale READ IT IN THE BIBLE. We are all Gods children. Yes this is sad and this black man will go to trial and be sentenced. But there is still someone's child 17 years old Travon who only had a bag of skittles and arizona ice tea in his hands. This was an inocent life too what if he was WHITE!!!! We all bleed and suffer it should be the same but IT IS NOT!!!! JUSTICE FOR ALL

By: Jughead on 4/10/12 at 2:40

@BlackBeauty: Give me a friggin break. It's not "racism in 2012", it's people getting sick of blacks always screaming "racism"--and never doing a dang thing to improve their lives.

By: parnell3rd on 4/10/12 at 8:22

How can anyone respect a man who spends more time on the golf course, on vacation, traveling the world apologizing, traveling the USA for 3 years campaining, instead of staying in the office of the President and doing his job!